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Colonic polyp

Also known as Colon Polyp and Polyp Of Colon

A colorectal polyp is a polyp (fleshy growth) occurring on the lining of the colon or rectum. Untreated colorectal polyps can develop into colorectal cancer.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with colonic polyp, 42% report having rectal bleeding, 35% report having blood in stool, and 31% report having constipation. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of colonic polyp are rectal bleeding, blood in stool, and discharge in stools, although you may still have colonic polyp without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with colonic polyp often receive sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy, biopsy, colonoscopy and biopsy, excision, rectal examination, other non-or lower gi therapeutic procedures, hemoglobin a1c measurement and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy; biopsy .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with colonic polyp include midazolam (versed), fentanyl, meperidine (demerol), propofol, loperamide (imodium), cholecalciferol, clemastine (tavist), hydrocortisone-pramoxine topical, lubiprostone (amitiza), garlic preparation (kwai), dutasteride / tamsulosin, yohimbine and doxylamine (unisom) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for colonic polyp include age 60-74 years age 45-59 years. On the other hand, age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years, and age < 1 years almost never get colonic polyp.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.0x
15-29 years
0.1x
30-44 years
0.3x
45-59 years
1.9x
60-74 years
2.6x
75+ years
1.4x

Sex

Male
1.2x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.6x
Hispanic
0.7x
White
1.2x
Other
0.9x
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